Families Respond to School Return Survey


We've gathered responses from our school return survey and share results today and in the coming weeks on how families feel about the return to school in light of COVID-19.

School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

The CDC's School Decision-Making Tool is organized to provide Information on COVID-19 and help you determine the best course of action.

TA Coalition Webinar this Wednesday


This webinar will explore how family peer support has evolved and what family peer support looks like across the life span. Families as Allies is honored and excited to share information and ideas on this webinar. We are thankful to all of the families who have shared yourselves and your expertise with us! We hope all of you will join us.

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Virtual Family Support Meeting - Aug 13


Famly support meeting for parents or caregivers raising a child to check in with each other, discuss problems and concerns, and support one another.

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Coaching and Support - Monthly Session - Aug 19


Monthly meeting and online gathering to coach and support parents who are helping other parents in any system.

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How Implicit Bias Affects Our Work: Engagement with Communities - Aug 27


Kick off your summer learning season with the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)s webinar series on Implicit Bias in Mental Health Services! Everyone has implicit biases. It is important to become mindful of how they can show up and impact our work with others. We will explore the dynamics of implicit bias and its impact on decision-making in behavioral health spaces.

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CDC: The Importance of Reopening America's Schools This Fall

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This post from the CDC considers the benefits and risks of in-person and virtual learning options and summarizes current studies on COVID-19 and children.

Children with special needs face new challenges amid pandemic


TODAYs Coronavirus and the Classroom series continues with NBC correspondent Richard Engel, whose son Henry has special needs, reporting on the challenges such children face during the pandemic. Without in-person learning, they miss out on therapies and socialization, Engel explains. In addition, research for children with special needs has been put on hold by the demands of fighting the coronavirus.

The 7 worst pieces of advice parents whose children have mental health needs hear. Often. (via Medium)

Lisa Lambert

Parents of children with mental health needs are given lots of spectacularly bad advice. I certainly got plenty until I learned an effective phrase or two to politely rebuff it.